Pemberton Picture Theatre

Ellis Street & Guppy Street,
Pemberton, WA 6260

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The Pemberton Picture Theatre was a wooden building, constructed in 1929. In the 1951-52 edition of Film Weekly Motion Picture Directory, the only listing for a cinema in Pemberton is for a touring (mobile) cinema which called into Pemberton, operated by the Allen Jones No 1 circuit. The Pemberton Picture Theatre must have been closed at that time.

Later reopened and closed in the early 1970’s. In 1999 the building was converted into holiday apartments.

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Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 30, 2008 at 6:21 am

Here is a website for the “Old Picture Theatre” Holiday Apartments.

Lost Memory
Lost Memory on September 30, 2008 at 8:12 am

The reason for building this theater:

Mill Workers' Hall became the temporary venue in Pemberton for the exhibition of films. Allen Jones, a South-West mill worker, developed an extensive picture show circuit soon after the Group Settlement Scheme commenced in the region. His rounds included Yornup, Boyup Brook, Wilga,
Julikup, Greenbushes, Pemberton and Northcliffe.

Mill Workers' Hall was used as a venue for his films until a dispute arose between Jones and the Mill Hall Management Committee. When Jones found that his picture shows were being cancelled and replaced with alternative hall bookings in 1929, he built the Pemberton Picture Theatre as a solution to the dispute. Source.PDF)

Mark747 on June 18, 2010 at 7:11 pm

Here is a link and photo with more information on Adyar Hall:
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